B.C. says Speculation Tax brings in $58 million in 2018, as meetings with mayors on tax kick off

The provincial government says the Speculation and Vacancy Tax is "contributing to the ongoing moderation" of the housing market but struggles to produce the numbers to prove it.
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Key witnesses will cap intense week in impeachment inquiry
House impeachment investigators will hear from two key witnesses Thursday who grew alarmed by how U.S. President Donald Trump and others in his orbit were conducting foreign policy in Ukraine, capping an intense week in the historic inquiry.
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Nov. 21, 2019
Gary Varvel
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Toronto Sun
Infants more vulnerable to measles than previously thought: study
A new study suggests infants are more vulnerable to measles infection than previously thought. The findings debunk notions that most babies are protected for much of their first year by maternal antibodies passed on through pregnancy.
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Donato Nov. 21, 2019
Andy Donato
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Toronto Sun
UBC says most of its exchange students are out of Hong Kong as protests rock universities
UBC says 31 of its students were attending four universities in Hong Kong, and 20 have left the area since the school began urging their return last week.
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WHL Roundup: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
RED DEER, Alta. - Evan Herman scored one goal and set up two more and Boston Bilous stopped 24 shots to lead the Prince Albert Raiders to a 7-1 victory over the Red Deer Rebels on Wednesday in the Western Hockey League.
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Kelowna holds National Day of Remembrance event
Kelowna based lawyer, Paul Hergott, organized the ceremony for the eighth straight year.
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UBC, SFU urge students to carpool as transit worker dispute leads to full-on strike
With Metro Vancouver transit workers threatening to walk off the job en masse for three straight days next week, universities are urging students to share rides to school.
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Letters to the Editor, Nov. 21
COUNCIL AT ITS WORST For those who don’t fully understand what is wrong with Toronto city council, check this out. They are quite happy to spend $400,000 just to do an assessment for upgrades to council chambers (“City looks at spending $400Gs on chamber reno study,” Antonella Artuso, Nov. 17). What, then, are they willing […]
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Vigil held to remember Alberta mother whose death is being investigated by Edmonton police
A mother whose death is being investigated by police, was remembered as a fun, caring and humble woman at a vigil held in northwest Edmonton on Wednesday night.
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In The House podcast: Pressure mounts on Horgan government to solve transit labour woes
The potential for a transit strike in Metro Vancouver is putting pressure on the Horgan government to take action.
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Fonds de solidarité hits funding goal early, halts lump-sum contributions
Fonds de solidarité FTQ is cutting off lump-sum contributions after reaching its full-year funding goal with more than six months to spare.
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Catalytic converter thefts on the rise, Coquitlam Mounties warn
Mounties are warning the public about a serious spike in catalytic converter thefts in Coquitlam. Catalytic converters sit under vehicles, towards the middle or back of the undercarriage, and reduce emissions. Generally speaking, they’re not what thieves look to pilfer from vehicles. The good stuff is generally locked inside. Still, opportunistic thieves looking to make […]
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How to help your kids deal with the pain of being left out
You can’t stop your child from being excluded, but you can talk about it with them and help them cope
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‘May God have mercy on her’: Somali-Canadian aid worker shot dead in Mogadishu compound
Almaas Elman was the daughter of Elman Ali Ahmed, a pioneering peace activist who was gunned down in Mogadishu in 1996
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Hong Kong university protesters remain in last holdout against police
Only a handful of protesters remain at ``Poly U,'' which hundreds occupied for several days, fighting pitched battles with police in the surrounding streets. Authorities have cut off the campus and are arresting anyone who comes out, at least 700 since Sunday.
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In the Habs' Room: 'We have to take it upon ourselves to be better': Julien
While the Canadiens picked up a point for the overtime loss to the Sens Wednesday night, it this was their third consecutive defeat.
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What they’re saying about us: A new Leafs coach might ‘salvage the season’
After five straight losses, the Toronto Maple Leafs fired head coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday evening and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe. Here’s a look at what people are saying about it.
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Game Day: Maple Leafs at Coyotes
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (9-10-4) at ARIZONA COYOTES (13-7-2) Thursday, 9 p.m., Gila River Arena TV: Sportsnet Ontario;, Radio: 590 AM   THE BIG MATCHUP Auston Matthews vs. Phil Kessel Matthews knew only Mike Babcock as his coach in the NHL, while Kessel never had that chance, being traded to Pittsburgh from Toronto in the months […]
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Toronto Sun
Raptors bench buys time for stars to shine in home win over Magic
Terence Davis II, Chris Boucher and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson brought energy off the bench at Scotiabank Arena, where the Raptors haven’t lost this season.
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‘Very excited to get justice’: Calgary man’s SkyTrain fine cancelled after 14-month battle
The $173 fine was thrown out Wednesday in B.C. Supreme Court.
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‘The Irishman’ version of Jimmy Hoffa’s demise stirs controversy
Martin’s Scorsese’s film “The Irishman” is earning effusive reviews, but some are wondering if it does more harm than good in terms of helping untangle the mystery of what happened to Jimmy Hoffa, whom Al Pacino plays in the movie.
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Leafs should gain confidence under Dubas disciple Sheldon Keefe, according to Marlies
Toronto’s top minor-leaguers feel the Leafs new bench boss is a players’ coach.
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Call of the Wilde: Montreal Canadiens fall to the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in OT heartbreaker
This season is starting to look a lot like last season for the Habs. Brian Wilde explains.
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A history of Maple Leafs mid-season firings
A year almost to the day that St. Louis fired Mike Yeo, brought in Craig Berube and saw all of that eventually pay off in a Stanley Cup, the Maple Leafs are trying for a little Gloria of their own. Actually, just getting in the win column would suit them short-term as Sheldon Keefe was […]
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U.S. Democratic debate: Presidential candidates clash, again, over ‘Medicare for All’
Wednesday’s tussle began with squabbles over a program that some Democrats worry could alienate swing voters who are wary of fully government-run health care and fear it would be extraordinarily difficult to get through Congress.
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Maas believes Eskimos on cusp of being championship-level team, wants to stay coach in Edmonton
Edmonton Eskimos' head coach Jason Maas says he wants to keep his job and that he truly believes his football team is on the cusp of being a championship-calibre CFL team once again.
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Canadiens fall in overtime as plucky Senators refuse to go away
Montreal dominated the first two periods of play, but emerged tied 1-1. After no scoring in the third, Brady Tkachuk won it for the Sens in OT.
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Tkachuk scores OT winner as Sens top Habs
Brady Tkachuk scored 38 seconds into overtime to give the visiting Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night in the second game of a back-to-back for both teams.
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Christmastime in London
This year, locations across the city are offering travellers memorable ways to experience Britain’s most beloved holiday traditions.
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He was killed by his cellmate while awaiting trial. Now, Johnny Murphy’s family hopes his death could lead to changes in B.C. jails
Inquest jury recommends “reinforcing” safety and security measures, new policies on medical response three years after death of inmate at Surrey Pretrial Centre.
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Dave Feschuk: Leafs front office prays for sunny days after the Babcock era ends so badly
Mike Babcock’s tenure as coach of the Leafs began with giddy promise and ended in another franchise low. Waiting to fire him squandered more than a quarter of an important season, Dave Feschuk writes.
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Mike Babcock praised by coaching peers after being fired by Toronto Maple Leafs
"He showed me the NHL and he did a great job every day. It's a tough time for him and his family and I certainly feel for him."
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Liquor and Lotteries president to speak after assault at Tyndall Park Liquor Mart
The president of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries called a late evening press conference Wednesday after video surfaced of an assault at a Winnipeg Liquor Mart.
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